Minnesota Elector Removed After Voting For Sanders
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's 10 presidential electors have cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton.
Clinton won the state and the electors were pledged to support her, but Monday's vote at the Capitol wasn't without minor drama. One elector, Muhammad Abdurrahman, cast his ballot for Bernie Sanders and it was immediately tossed out as required by law, with an alternate taking his place.
Abdurraham was a delegate for Sanders at the Democratic National Convention.
Monday's meeting for electors nationwide triggered protests as some sought to deny Republican Donald Trump the 270 votes required for the presidency. Republican electors across the nation say they've been pressured to change their vote.
Clinton narrowly won Minnesota on Nov. 8, but dozens of anti-Trump protesters still attended Monday's vote.